Bunkhouse to expand in Houston

Bunkhouse has unveiled plans for its latest boutique. The Hotel Daphne is scheduled to open in early 2025.

This addition will be Bunkhouse's second hotel project in Houston, following the opening of Hotel Saint Augustine in Montrose’s Museum District in the fall of 2024.

Hotel Daphne will be part of the historic Houston Heights neighborhood near the 19th Street shopping district. Hotel Daphne will have 47 rooms and suites, an all-day restaurant, a ground-floor bar and lounge, a courtyard, a pool with a pool bar, a library and a lobby retail shop.

Hotel Daphne's design was inspired by the architectural heritage of the Heights, which is one of Houston’s oldest neighborhoods that was founded in the 1890s, seamlessly blending into the neighborhood's recycled industrial style. In partnership with developing partner RGA Ventures, Bunkhouse has enlisted Massachusetts-based Blanchard A+D and California-based Darwin Architecture as the architects of record for this five-story new build, which will feature painted brick, stepped parapets and steel windows.

The name "Daphne" draws inspiration from Greek mythology, where Daphne, the daughter of the river god Peneus, transformed herself into a laurel tree to escape the god Apollo. This mythological tale encapsulates the hotel's essence, mirroring the delicate, sweet and spicy nature of the laurel plant. Bunkhouse is keeping Hotel Daphne's interior design and creative direction in-house, which will result in a blend of the Heights' diverse styles, fusing Arts and Crafts with Folk Victorian influences. 

Bunkhouse currently operates six of its 10 hotels in Texas, including five in Austin and one in San Antonio.